A team of Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters Inspector General Assam Rifles (South) recovered an Improvised Explosive Device(IED) from area near Dalpatti ground of the border town.
The recovered IED weighed 3 kg, stated an Assam Rifles press communique.
Moreh is an important commercial town of Manipur located about 110 km south of Imphal along the Indo-Myanmar border.
“At around 5 am on September 25, a specific input was received by the Moreh Battalion that an IED is planted by the insurgents in area near Dalpatti ground,” said the release of the Assam Rifles issued on Tuesday.
“On confirmation of the input the team of Moreh Battalion took an immediate action and launched a search operation in general area Dalpatti ground,” it added.
Stating that the team found an abandoned black colour bag in the foliage covered track going from Dalpatti ground to Ward No 4, it said the vigilant team of Moreh Battalion immediately cordoned off the area and seven houses next to the IED site were vacated by the police to ensure the safety of locals.
The Bomb Disposal (BD) teams of Assam Rifles and Moreh Police reached the IED location, it added.
The IED was destroyed by BD teams at 11.30 am.
Meanwhile, on September 23, troops of Kadamtala Battalion of Assam Rifles apprehended three cadres of NSCN (K) with sophisticated weapons and ammunition including two US-made M series assault rifles, around 425 rounds of live ammunition and three hand grenades from New Kaiphundai area in Manipur’s Tamenglong district, Assam Rifles sources said.